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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

One of Britain’s best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and officer despite ... More

Wilfred Owen's VoicesLanguage and Community

Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study is about one of the most popular of English poets, Wilfred Owen and the language of his life. The book explores the meaning in Owen's life of the family, the Church, the army, and English ... More

Will and WorldA Study in Metaphysics

Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

N. M. L. Nathan

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beneath metaphysical problems there often lies a conflict between what we want to be true and what we believe to be true. This book shows how these conflicts can be systematically thought through, ... More

Will as Commitment and ResolveAn Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

John J. Davenport

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In contemporary philosophy, the will is often regarded as a sheer philosophical fiction. In this book, the author argues not only that the will is the central power of human agency ... More

A Will to BelieveShakespeare and Religion

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion

David Scott Kastan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199572892
eISBN:
9780191770456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: “If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded? I ... More

The Will to ReasonTheodicy and Freedom in Descartes

The Will to Reason: Theodicy and Freedom in Descartes

C.P. Ragland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190264451
eISBN:
9780190264475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264451.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his Meditations, Descartes faces the possibility that our faculty of Reason may not be consistent with itself. This problem animates not only the famous skeptical doubts of the First Meditation, ... More

William Alexander PercyThe Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Benjamin E. Wise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885–1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative ... More

William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and SonThe Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

John Jenkin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes how Lawrence and William Bragg, son and father, invented, developed, and led the scientific field of X-ray crystallography for fifty years, transforming much of modern science. ... More

William BeckfordFirst Prime Minister of the London Empire

William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This biography of William Beckford provides a unique look at eighteenth-century British history from the perspective of the colonies. Even in his own time, Beckford was seen as a metaphor for the ... More

William BeveridgeA Biography

William Beveridge: A Biography

Jose Harris

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This new and revised edition of this text remains the only documented biography of the most influential social reformer of the 20th century. In Britain and Europe the Beveridge Plan of 1942 is still ... More

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